Recycling

At Century Yuasa we are dedicated to caring for the environment and believe that scrap batteries should be recycled and disposed of responsibly.

Our Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) program and commitment to environmental sustainability has seen Century achieve SAI Global ISO14001 environmental accreditation, an international standard outlining the requirements for a structured approach to environmental protection and responsibility.

Why recycle?

98% of a lead acid battery can be reclaimed through recycling. The lead, plastic and acid components are re-processed and manufactured into an array of other products including guide posts, cabling and detergents.

Sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid is converted to sodium sulfate to be used in the manufacture of glass, textiles, laundry detergents and fertilisers.

Lead

Battery plates, inter cell connectors and posts made from lead are melted down in a smelter furnace. The molten lead is then formed into ingots for re-use.

Polypropylene

Battery containers and lids are chipped and sent for recycling into rubbish bins, plant pots etc.

Benefits of recycling

  • Help build a cleaner Australia for future generations
  • Prevent harm to humans and wildlife
  • Protect the environment
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Reduce the amount of waste to landfill

Please click here to find you nearest Battery Recycling Centre.